“George Michael was a hero to many but sadly left us too soon. Godfried Nevels tells us everything we didn’t know about him. A must have for the fans!”
– Eric de Zwart
What was the saving grace for Wham! when the pop duo flopped after two singles almost got dropped by their record company? Why did American singer Lynda Hayes turn down the offer to record Guilty Feet, an early version of the song that would later become the world hit Careless Whisper? And why did George Michael sing the duet I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) with Aretha Franklin instead of Whitney Houston as intended?
This book answers all these questions… and more! In George Michael we get to know the British singer through the eyes of the people who have seen him up close. Like his high school music teacher, the saxophonist of Careless Whisper, the songwriter of I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me), the fashion models in the Freedom ’90 music video and the journalist who interviewed George at length about his coming out. In addition, for the first time you can read the complete story about the recording of the first demo of Wham!
Dutch anecdotes about George Michael are also featured in this book, including Stine Jensen’s spontaneous meeting with George.
Supplemented with personal stories from well-known artists such as Don McLean, Sananda Maitreya, Jimmy Chambers (Londonbeat), Simon Climie (Climie Fisher), Chris Jasper (The Isley Brothers) and Adamski, George Michael is a book full of unique and special stories about the British pop icon. The foreword is written by Erik de Zwart.